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Robyn Dixon's relationship with ex-husband Juan Dixon has confounded Real Housewives of Potomac fans for the past two seasons. The two divorced in 2012, but they continue to live together under the same roof with their two sons, Corey and Carter, as if they were still married.
The RHOP ladies and fans alike have been a bit frustrated with Robyn remaining in this gray area in her relationship with Juan. But Robyn recently told The Daily Dish that they had other things on their minds. "I think just with the move and having a lot going on and transitioning into another home, it was best just to focus on the stability of our family," she explained. "And I think we're almost at a place where we're good in that respect, when it comes to the stability. Juan's career is progressing. I'm doing a lot of other things. Now the issue is not about stability and creating a home for our children. Now it could be like, 'Oh, maybe we could have a little bit more time to spend together.'"
Robyn said that the two really need to get to know each other again before they can move forward, one way or the other. "So now the goal is to spend more time together. I mean, it's very interesting. I feel like we are happier, we get along a lot better than a lot of married couples, currently married couples," she shared. "So the issue is not really about do we like each other; it's more about let's make sure if we were to move forward, that we do it right this time and what does that mean. What would I want to see from him, which is kind of just being a little more hands-on around the house? How does he enhance my life or make my life better and stuff like that? We're still trying to figure that out, but we're not in a rush either. So we'll see."
Of course, that hasn't stopped the RHOP ladies and fans from wishing Robyn and Juan would hurry up in putting a label on it. Robyn said she tries to avoid the negative comments, which is easier said than done. "I realize that the public, they don't know the full story. They haven't known us since we were 16 and they don't know everything that we've experienced together. They don't know how important a two-parent household is to me, because that's how I was raised. They don't know how much Juan wants to be a great father to his kids and he wants to be in their lives because he didn't have that growing up. [There's] a lot of backstory that people really don't understand," Robyn said. "And then I also understand if you're looking at us on a TV screen, well, Juan's not the most comfortable in front of the camera, so he might come off a certain way where people might read him differently than what he really is. I understand that everyone has their opinions, but they also don't know the full story. So I don't really put a lot of weight either way. I've got to live my life for me."
Robyn also wants people to see that this kind of relationship just works for her and Juan, even more so than when they were legally married. "Our relationship is a lot better than when we were married. We were very young. I consider 25 to be young to get married, at least nowadays. We were very young, and so there was a lot that we just maybe didn't focus on or really stress the importance of," she said. "And now that we're a little bit older, we can look back on the mistakes that we made or things that we didn't do. Our values are a lot different. I just think we're in a better place as partners, I guess you would call us, and definitely have a lot more respect in what it is that we do and bring to the table as parents and everything."
Robyn may still be in the process of figuring out her relationship status with Juan, but she does know where she stands when it comes to expanding her family, which her ex-husband has said he would like to do. "I don't. I really don't. I used to want three [children]. My ideal situation was three kids, all a year-and-a-half apart. So I got the two [kids] a year-and-a-half apart. I was like, holy crap, I can't do this again, because having two very young kids, like just imagine a toddler, an 18-month-old and a newborn, it just took the wind out of me for a while. I kind of lost track of my goals when it came to how many kids I wanted and what ages I wanted them and all that type of stuff," Robyn said. "And now, just as I'm getting older, my kids are more self-sufficient and I just can't imagine myself going back to the little baby stage. I don't think it's in the cards for me."
Check out some adorable photos of all the RHOP kids, below.
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